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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 18, 2008 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone care to share their thoughts about Phish?..."Midnight on a carousel ride.." "

orangejulius: Thanks a lot for such a concise, dense, well-written reply. Though I don't agree with the analogy about "talking about music" (..just use your reply and others here as examples of counter-arguments..), I understand the premise behind it.

I have been fortunate that the guy lent me some DVD's (non-commercially released) this weekend. I have been immersed in some truly awe-inspiring performances by both "Phish" and Trey (w/"Phil & Friends," - including a show w/Kimock). ...some transcendent moments.... it's tough to come back.... [It would be great to find Trey's classical material if it exists anywhere(?)]

I appreciate your insight; now I'm gonna go dance to an audio-book version of "The Fountainhead." .....

Be well,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: May 18, 2008 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone care to share their thoughts about Phish?..."Midnight on a carousel ride.." "

I like Phish a lot but I wouldn't really compare them to the Dead. Phish as a band was more Zappa influenced. Whenever I listen to Phish I always have a Zappa album near and ready to be played. Then Trey realized he could be the "next Zappa". Trey released an orchestra album which if that doesn't just yell out Zappa I don't know what does. Listen to the way Trey will talk in a Harpua and listen to a FZ song like Cheepnis and you can easily see that side fo the FZ influence. However for some reason everyone compares them to the Dead which is fair I guess. They both have long jams and free form spirit and there fan base is almost the same, well sort of.

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: May 18, 2008 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone care to share their thoughts about Phish?..."Midnight on a carousel ride.." "

Oh but you should check out You Enjoy Myself if you haven't already. Preferably from A Live One.

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Poster: high flow Date: May 20, 2008 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone care to share their thoughts about Phish?..."Midnight on a carousel ride.." "

Wash yo face and drive me to Firenze?

Wash uffize drive me to Firenze??

This post was modified by high flow on 2008-05-20 21:24:03

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Poster: barongsong Date: May 20, 2008 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone care to share their thoughts about Phish?..."Midnight on a carousel ride.." "

Totally agree with the Frank Zappa comparison. And your right it was kinda like Frank Zappa and The Dead mixed but in some kind of slurpy machine. Actually cought them in a derilict church, I think, on the RI-Mass. border somewhere in 88-89 and they were playing while on trampolines and I must say the thing I remember most was being completly blown away by the high energy they put out plus musicianship at the time. Saw them a bunch of times a bit later and while more mature musically it was the intensity of that first show that sticks in my mind plus I was not really into the later Phish show scene for various reasons.

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